Creepy Stories at Old Government House

Calling all ghost-busters in training! Join us on a special one-hour twilight candle-lit tour of the ground floor of Old Government House – a 222-year-old early Governors country residence known for some very strange happenings. Hear stories by volunteers, staff and guests!

During this tour we tell age appropriate stories and antidotes about eerie incidents and spooky sightings while walking through the ground floor, lit by faux candlelight. Your expert guide will demonstrate the “ghost meters” and then together you will explore the house to learn about its heritage in a truly unique way.

Young guests will visit the School Room where there is a story of a young girl crying. They will hear about the first documented UFO sighting in Australia in Parramatta Park. We will tell stories of the spooky happenings on the staircase. Why did a cupboard door open by itself during a previous tour? What did a modern Governor of NSW see in the bedroom? And who disturbed the early Governors bed? Who is the Lady in Blue seen around the Corridors?

Find out on this special candle-lit tour for children aged 9-15.

Event date

Event Details

Pitt Street, Parramatta, New South Wales

Parramatta Park, Pitt Street Entrance, Parramatta NSW 2150


Thursday 18 April, 4pm - 5pm

Entry fees:
Adults $ 25, Children $ 15, Family $ 60, Members $ 20
Prebooking required
Attendance limit:
Less than 50
Onsite facilities:
Other things
you need to know:
Contact: or 0416026816. This event is for children/teens between the ages of 9 -15. Children/teens must be accompanied by an adult. There will be at least two members of the Friends of Old Government House with you on the tour to answer any questions. We ask that photography is kept to the exterior of the house (we don’t want to scare the ghosts!).